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Cool Characters on TV

Updated on October 12, 2015
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As a published author and playwrite now based in China Ava blogs across various platforms.

Who Needs Words?

They speak in short, sharp sentences with voices low and husky.

They rarely look you in the eye and will turn a woman's life upside down before walking off into the sunset without a backward glance.

They're a slick representation of stylish grace and they never break a sweat even when running. They remain timelessly good-looking and make their mothers eternally proud.

Lesser men envy them, grown women just want to tame them.

A Pinch of Salt

This non-scientific, non-definitive list errs on the side of tongue in cheek.

The men I've chosen don't seem to take themselves too seriously, so I haven't either.

'And would you like fries with that?'
'And would you like fries with that?' | Source

2. Bruce Wills

  • Vital Statistics: 6ft. Nice Build; hunky without overdoing it, afterall you don't actually need shoulder muscles. Nice Eyes. Cute with or without hair.
  • Notable Quote: 'My job is to be entertaining. I have zero interest in trying to convey a message in my films.' (I knew it!)
  • Most Famous For: John McLane in Die Hard.
  • Other Talents: Chart topping Singer.
  • Most Unusual Job: Security Guard. Private Investigator.
  • Awards: Too Many to Mention
  • Coolness Score: Fries? Yes please.

We Love Tough Guys!
We Love Tough Guys!
No sign of those false teeth
No sign of those false teeth | Source

3. Mark Harmon

  • Vital Statistics: 6ft. Classically good looking even with the wrinkles. Looks shorter than 6ft on TV but still suits him.
  • Notable Quote: 'If other people think I'm okay looking, that's great, but I don't see it myself. When I look in the mirror all I see is a bunch of fake teeth and football scars.' (fake teeth?!)
  • Most Famous For: Playing Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS
  • Other Talents: Was pretty good at college football.
  • Most Unusual Job: Carpenter. Lifeguard. Shoe Rep for Adidas.
  • Awards: Lots.
  • Coolness Score: Big happy sigh...............

Cutie Pie
Cutie Pie

Idris Elba

5. Idris Elba

  • Vital Statistics: 6ft 2 and 3 quarters.
  • Notable Quote: 'If you look at my résumé, dude, I've mixed it up as much as I can. I love to play different roles. That's just the kind of actor I am.'
  • Most Famous For: Playing Russell "Stringer" Bell.
  • Other Talents: Rapper and DJ
  • Most Unusual Job: Sales Rep, Tyre Fitter, Car Manufacturer.
  • Awards: 2012 Emmy for BBC detective series Luther
  • Coolness Score: Voted 'One of the Hottest Men on the Planet' way back in 2004. Nothing's changed then!

Keeping Warm, Keeping Handsome
Keeping Warm, Keeping Handsome

Denzel Washington

6. Denzel Washington

  • Vital Statistics: 6ft and a bit.
  • Notable Quote: [on where he likes to keep his Oscars] "Next to each other."
  • Most Famous For: Where to start when EVERYTHING he does is outstanding?
  • Other Talents: Regularly considers becoming a preacher. National spokesperson for Boys & Girls clubs of America.
  • Most Unusual Job: Almost became a biologist before almost becoming a journalist before definitely becoming an actor.
  • Awards: Load and loads see Notable Quote above.
  • Coolness Score: The way he walks, the way he talks, his charisma, his luscious looks, his well formed body....need I go on?

If Denzel's Happy, I'm Happy
If Denzel's Happy, I'm Happy

Samuel L Jackson

7. Samuel L Jackson

  • Vital Statistics: 6ft 2 and a half.
  • Notable Quote: "I was a square for so long and it totally amazes me that people think I am cool."
  • Most Famous For: Pulp Fiction, I think. Well he got an Oscar nomination for it in 1994.
  • Other Talents: Avid Golfer.
  • Most Unusual Job: Used to be a doorman. Was an usher at Martin Luther King Jnr's funeral. Was a camera stand -in for Bill Cosby.
  • Awards: The jury at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival created an award specially for him. They've never done this for anyone else before or since, can't get much cooler than that.
  • Coolness Score: See Awards and Notable Quote, also check out his dancing in Soul Men with Bernie Mac, very cool.

Maybe the coolness is in the glasses and the hat?
Maybe the coolness is in the glasses and the hat?


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